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Post Info TOPIC: Moses Gate.C.P.


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RE: Moses Gate.C.P.


Late post from yesterday;
To have a change of scene - for a breif visit. Highlights as follows.....

Plenty of juvenile black headed gulls
Juvenile Little grebe
Great crested grebe
Nuthatch
Treecreepers were heard
Lesser black backed gulls
Herring gulls
White faced tufted ducks
3 sparrowhawks (2 juveniles + 1 adult)
Plus a few other usual bits and bobs

Ta!

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I heard a lot of chatter coming from my garden today and discovered it was a Sparrowtalk. . https://www.flickr.com/photos/135715507@N06


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fairly quite

singing Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, a Treecreeper, Nuthatch, and a Buzzard.



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March 26th 2018 

At 12.30 today I saw a lone female Wigeon present on the lake to the left of the causeway as you walk away from the lower car park. Also present were:

13+ Lesser black backed gulls

5+ herring gulls

Tufted ducks

GC grebe pair nest building 

Lots of Canada Geese and mute swans

Lots of black headed gulls

Common gull

Coot

Nuthatch calling

Lots of feral pigeons

 



-- Edited by DAVID KENNEDY on Monday 26th of March 2018 11:46:39 PM

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Late morning,

64 Mute Swan
1 Greylag Goose
64 Tufted Duck
1 Wigeon
59 Coot
6 Shoveler
2 Goosander
53 Mallard
2 Moorhen
650+ Black-headed Gulls
8 Common Gulls
45 Herring Gulls
125 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
1 Kingfisher

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Second winter Yellow-legged Gull present at 1:30pm today and showing well (photo on the Manchester Birding website).

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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lesser Black Backed Gull Herring Gull 7 Pochard, Goosander, 2 Nuthatch (Roch Hall and Behind main lodge) Sparrowhawk, Several Siskin in with some Goldfinches. 



-- Edited by Ian Boote on Sunday 11th of February 2018 12:44:52 PM



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 11th of February 2018 01:29:07 PM

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Today,

57 Mute Swan
1 Greylag Goose
72 Tufted Duck
10 Pochard
161 Coot
2 Shoveler
6 Goosander
58 Mallard
12 Moorhen
487 Black-headed Gulls (good to see both 2F46 and 2F49 again)
13 Common Gulls
17 Herring Gulls
16 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

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A quick visit yesterday afternoon. Birds to note;

Pochard were 5 drake with 3 female
Shoveler 2
Cormorant 1 immature briefly
Common gulls about 5
Amongst the black headed gulls, one had a 95% full black head
Lesser black backed gulls in various stages at around a dozen

Ta!

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I heard a lot of chatter coming from my garden today and discovered it was a Sparrowtalk. . https://www.flickr.com/photos/135715507@N06


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12/11/17 12:15 - 13:00

Short walk to view the lodges.

Wigeon 4
Shoveler 1
Pochard 3
Tufted duck c40
Goosander 3

Feral Pigeon - a dense concentration of easily 200+ in the 'feeding area' at the north end of the largest lodge.



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30 Swift, as well as House Martins Sand Martins Swallows, Blackcap Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Common sandpiper, Nuthatch AND 6 Grey wagtail.



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44 Mute Swan 4 Goosander, 6 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap 3 Grey Wagtail, Treecreeper, Sedge Warbler, Jay, Common Gull, Goldcrest, several Chiffchaff, Dipper,  close up view of Buzzard, Nuthatch, Swallow Sand Martin and at least two House Martin.



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Drake Scaup (still?) present today.

Info thanks to Peter Harrison



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a drake Scaup was present this evening, also 1 Goosander



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6 Goosanders on the river 3m +3f, Kingfisher and Dipper on rocks below the weir

 



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today

3 pochard, 5 goosander, 3 shoveler, grey wagtail, little grebe, 56 mute swans, siskins, great spotted woodpecker, fieldfares, redwings, coal tit, long tailed tits, and butterbur in flower .



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Today,

53 Mute Swan
53 Tufted Duck
141 Coot
8 Shoveler
5 Goosander
1 Little Grebe still present
3 Pochard
2 Teal
70 Mallard
27 Moorhen
20 Herring Gulls
25 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

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Today, of interest, two colour ringed Black-headed Gulls present (2F46 and 2F49), both ringed here in Jan 2013, with 2F49 breeding in Poland last year. Also 75+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 7 Goosander, 4 Shoveler and Little Grebe still present.

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Only a small area of unfrozen water held, 60 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 1 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler and 1 Little Grebe this morning.

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The blue colour ringed (2F46) Black-headed Gull is back for another winter, having been seen in Copenhagen again over the Summer. Also the Wigeon, Shoveler and 2 Pochard still present today.

Merry Christmas to all GM birders.

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Today,

46 Mute Swan
62 Tufted Duck
152 Coot
1 Wigeon
1 drake Shoveler still
9 Goosander
2 Little Grebe on main lake was unusual here
2 Pochard
2 Teal
79 Mallard
40 Herring Gulls
30 Lesser Black-backed Gulls


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Today,

45 Mute Swan
55 Tufted Duck
148 Coot
1 Wigeon
1 male Shoveler
1 Gadwall
6 Goosander
106 Mallard
16 Common Gull
1 Kingfisher

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lunchtime

7 Common Tern

Male Redstart singing behind Rock Hall

plus usuals

 

 



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Mute Swan with green ring CDY6 at moses last eve.



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Ruddy Shelduck on main lake between 2pm and 3pm today it did venture onto the bank but stood on one leg.

 

 

 



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Mediterranean Gull present this evening 10th April at 18:20 to 19:10pm photographs attached
1 Greylag Goose

Cheers Steven

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Just been down and the bird is not wearing any rings was stood on the bank with the Mute Swans 

 

 

Graeme Robertson



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Originally posted today by Alan Flavell:

10.00 to 11.30a.m.

Ruddy Shelduck on main lake, didn't come ashore while I was there so couldn't see if it was ringed.

Alan Flavell.

 

 



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10.00a.m. to 11.30a.m.

Ruddy Shelduck on main lake, it didn't come ashore while I was there so couldn't see if it was ringed.



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Early morning,

59 Mute Swan
3 Goosander
2 Oystercatcher
2 Pochard
58 Tufted Duck
3 Great Crested Grebe
a blue ringed Black-headed Gull 2F46, ringed here in 2013 has been to Copenhagen and back in 2015, seen here twice in last couple of weeks.

Smith's Lodge

2 Oystercatcher
2 Goosander
6 Tufted Duck
4 Mute Swan

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Sunday 13th of March 2016 08:05:51 PM

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This morning,

Adult Mediterranean Gull, moulting into breeding plumage. Also -

1 drake Pochard
48 Tufted Duck
82 Mute Swan (including blue ringed birds 4BUN, 4BHB, 4ASA, HN4, CL6, BY6, BN6, BL6, BJ6, 4BDZ, 4BDC, 4ACY and 4APN)
71 Coot
110 Mallard




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from Thursday Coot with a newly made nest.



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4 pochard 70 mute swans, grey wagtail, 2 siskin, heron, dipper, cormorant, goosander.



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23 Goosander on Crompton Lodges today, the increase in numbers no doubt a result of the severe flooding on the River Croal. The river has burst its banks and the car park area is flooded, resulting in the site being closed.

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Today,

3 Shoveler
9 Goosander
65 Mute Swan
34 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
68 Mallard
172 Coot
2 Great Crested Grebe
2 Kingfisher
1 Dipper
5 Siskin


-- Edited by Simon Warford on Sunday 13th of December 2015 09:14:47 PM

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17 November 2015 - 10.30 to 11.00am

 

Whooper Swan - 2 adult, 1 juvenile

Pochard - 4m

Grey Wagtail - 1

Goldcrest - 3

 

 



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2 Pochard, Gadwall 40 Tufted Ducks, Kingfisher 3 Cormorant, 3 Heron Pied Wagtail, Goldcrest, Bullfinch and a flock of 12 Siskin.



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Male Gadwall, Heron, 6 Cormorants, Great Spotted woodpecker, Flock of Long Tailed Tits and Treecreeper.

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58 Mute Swans, 2 Blackcap male, 3 Coal Tit Heron. Wigeon Female, Goldcrest.

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dipper 30 tufted ducks 64 Mute Swans 2 Cororant, Swallow, Sand Martin, Heron, Yellow Wagtail, Great Crested Grebe 2 adult 4 Juv.

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Fairly quiet, Heron, Cormorant, 72 Mute Swans, Great Creste Grebe with two fledged chicks, and 100 Swift

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reed warbler this am

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2 Cormorant 6 singing Blackcap, Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail.

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100 Swift, Nuthatch, 54 MuteSwan, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Goldcrest, several Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, Cormorant, Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker and as very curious double flowered water aven..

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Tghis AM three Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Common Gull, Pied Wagtail, Mandarin Duck 52 Mute Swan,. 2 Tuffted Duck Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch, Swallow House and Sand Martin, and Goldcrest

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 28th of April 2015 09:50:51 AM

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fairly quite with 70 mute swans, 61 tufted duck, 2 great crested grebes and one singing chiffchaff.

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62 Mute Swan 85 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Goosander, Singing Goldcrest, Nuthatch 6 Pied Wagtail, Jay and heard a Buzzard.

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2 Pochard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60 Mute Swan 3 Goosander 1 Treecreeper, 60 Tufted Duck, Lesser Black Backed Gull Common Gull Herring Gull

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2 Pochard 1 Gadwall, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 61 Mute Swan 2 Goosander and up to 9 Goldcrest in a squabbling flock. Also a Canada Goose with a White Darvic Ring UlA

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Monday 2nd of March 2015 07:51:28 PM

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2 pochard, 1 goldcrest, 3 goosander, Male Gadwall, Male Shoveler, Redwing heron, grey wagtail, heard Dipper, Coot nest buildinmg but Mute Swan given up

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Male Shoveler, 3 Goosander (2F 1M,) 2 Pochard (M F) Mute Swan building nest and first Crocus in flower

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